Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Vintage Thank You Notes

I added a few vintage inspired thank you notes to the shop today! I think they'd work really well as every day thank you notes, and there are also a few that would be great as wedding thank you notes too. As is often the case with me, these notes were definitely inspired by nature, country living and the past. Having said that, one of my favorite things about stationery design is that there is a lot of freedom for me to explore different styles. I've got 2-3 new collections already designed in my mind that I'll be releasing over the next couple months - at least 2 of them are very different than anything I've done so far, so I'm super excited to get work going on those and I'll for sure share them here on the blog.

Before I intro the new thank you notes - I wanted to find out how things are out your way. How was your weekend? I had (possibly) too much fun last night at my cousin's bachelorette party... With a little Fireball in my system I found my way up on stage at the Improv show we attended (*in my defense, they asked for volunteers*), and we had a great time out dancing afterwards. I'll see if I can get some pictures from the day to share here, the party started at noon and we did everything from perfume making to creating with clay before heading out for the evening... Can't wait for the wedding next weekend!

I'd say these camera thank you notes are my favorites of all the new notes - I love mustard yellow and I can see some of my friends who love photography having a great time writing on these. They're available in both pink and yellow and both versions feature a vintage camera on the front.

I don't know about you, but whenever I'm lucky enough to see a pretty deer wandering around outside (not uncommon at my parents home in Iowa and in other parts of our province) I'm pretty thrilled and am quickly reaching for my camera. They're such graceful animals, and I really enjoyed creating these floral deer thank you notes. These thank you notes, as well as all the other ones in the collection, are printed on a nice thick cardstock with a lovely texture that compliments this image really well.

These honey bee thank you notes make me wish we had a home with a porch out front so we could sit out on warm sunny evenings and just watch the world go by. This stationery could be used for every day thank you notes, and it'd also be perfect after fun special events too. I think it's great when we can slow down and let people in our lives know how much we appreciate them and sending a thank you is an excellent way to do that.

I'd love to live in a neighborhood where I could ride my bike everywhere - and I'm hoping to get a cruiser with a basket on the front like the one on these bicycle thank you notes. I've seen lots of bicycle themed weddings recently and if your colors were pink or blue then I think these notes would be a great option. It's fun to share a bit of your personality with your guests as you're writing to let them know how much you appreciate them and all their contributions to your wedding.

How many times have you watched Alice in Wonderland? I can't count personally - it's definitely one of my favorite classics, and I love the book too. These stacked teacups have just a touch of the Alice in Wonderland aesthete (though now I'm wondering if I should have made all the teacups a different color - next time)! These teacup thank you notes would be a great way to say thanks after a baby shower and would also be great for every day use too.

These rose thank you notes say wedding to me! We had lots and lots of deep red roses at our wedding and I can still picture it now. I really enjoyed writing out the thank you notes after our wedding. It was such a great opportunity to connect with everyone who had made the day so special and to relive great memories from that day.

Thanks for checking out all the new thank you notes. As always, if you see a design you like, but would like it in a different color let me know as that's really easy to change. Hope your week is great!



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